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#2097 of 2771 Re: 2003 Nissan Pathfinder [robert52]
Aug 17, 2006 (9:23 pm)
Just a tip about your wife's daily commute-
A 1/2-mile trip doesn't give the engine enough time to come up to operating temperature. There are very good chances that this type of use will lead to shorter engine life. Cold starts ("cold" = less than 150°F coolant temp) are actually when the most engine wear occurs. At the very least, try to drive the vehicle at least for 1/2-hour continuously, on the highway if possible, each week, and religiously change the oil every 3000 miles.
My parents owned a Ford van with a big-block 460 V8, which was driven about 3/4-mile a day by my mom. This wasn't enough time to even get the engine fully warmed up, even if it was "warmed up" in the driveway. The engine developed burned valves, bad rings, and eventually threw a connecting rod at only 80,000 miles.
#2098 of 2771 2005 Pathfinder: My running boards are coming apart!
Aug 24, 2006 (11:14 am)
Just wondering if anyone has had any experience with this. I've got a 2005 Pathfinder LE 4x4. Its got factory installed running boards on it. Anyway, I noticed yesterday that the part you would step on (the black plastic surface on top of the running board) is coming off. This is happening on both the passenger and driver sides of the vehicle. Has anyone had this happen to them?
I need to call my dealer and figure out what the deal is, but I'm unsure whether this is going to be covered by the warranty. It seems like it should be, it has to be some kind of defect because its happening to both of them in the same way. Its not just one side where something might have knocked it off. Its almost like whatever they used to bond the black plastic to the running board has worn away or broken.
#2099 of 2771 Re: PF W/ NO POWER [pfclinton03]
Aug 24, 2006 (8:35 pm)
After several replacement of a air flow meter, o2 sensors and a computer. The mechanic pulled open the intake manifold and found the valve for the # 3 cylinder had fallen off the shaft attached to the power valve. The other valves were also loose. Three of the brass screws exited through the engine. He re-installed all of them with loctite. The car now runs better than I remember it. I had put over 10k miles on it while the first Nissan dealer tried to figure it out. The mechanic, Shilo, was at his last straw when he opened up the manifold and found the real problem.
#2100 of 2771 Re: Water Leak [shark715]
Aug 27, 2006 (10:37 am)
I also have a 2001 PF and the carpet on the driver side gets wet. However, I noticed that it gets wet whenever I use the air conditioner.
Its sunny and 90 degrees outside today. So I waited until the carpet was dry then ran the AC for 15 minutes and the carpet got quite wet.
With the AC running I checked under the dash on the passenger and driver sides but found no obvious leak or drip.
#2101 of 2771 Re: Water Leak [handiangi]
Aug 28, 2006 (5:43 am)
One of your AC drains is clogged so the condensation that normally drains to the pavement is draining to the floor.
Sep 03, 2006 (4:53 pm)
Just bought a 06 Pathfinder SE ... love this thing! Noticed that there is a water drip after running the A/C near the right rear tire after turning it off. Ran it about 5 miles today with windows down and no A/C and there was no drip.
I'm assuming it's the A/C but why the drip in the front and the rear? Is it because of the vents in the rear of the vehicle? It's definitely water and never drips too much -- just don't want anything wrong with this SUV! Thanks!
#2103 of 2771 '89 Stalling from time to time
Sep 04, 2006 (10:52 am)
74k miles, V6 engine, automatic. Had the truck for 3 years. Now suddenly having stalling problems. The engine simply stops, 5-7 mins later will restart as if nothing happened.
During the last waiting period, I tried to start and found that the only way the engine would even think about firing was if the throttle was WIDE open. Waited the extra 5 mins and it started up.
Some weeks ago, the problem happened once a week, now it happens once every 3-4 weeks. Weird.
#2104 of 2771 01 Climate Control Problem
Sep 04, 2006 (5:46 pm)
I have 2001 LE with digital climate control.
I have recently started having a big problem that the Fan speed is always stuck at high, even though it show at #1. Even if I switch OFF the climate control, the fan still blows air at full speed. It is very annoying with the noise all the time.
Any ideas... Thanks
#2105 of 2771 06 PF probs with DTE / gas gauge?
Sep 04, 2006 (6:59 pm)
Going into the shop for the second time tomorrow. I am fed up with this. I believe I'm starting to smell... citrus?? Do I see a lemon? 3rd time I think I get a new car?
Problem: the gas gauge and/or DTE monitor. 1st time ran out of gas, it was 1/8 tank, I was on my way to the gas station, LOW FUEL LIGHT did not come on. Manually checked the DTE (isn't it supposed to flash?) and it was...ZERO! Yup, stalled in a busy intersection. Got towed. Dealer replaced the fuel pump or something. All was going fine (except the yahoos in the svc. dept. still can't tell me "at what number is the DTE supposed to flash".
Happened again yesterday... on the freeway! Going back to the dealer. anyone else going thru this?
Another question: "how much must one spend on a brand new car for it to be perfect". Apparently this wasn't enough.
#2106 of 2771 Re: 95 pathfinder wont start [kornjake]
Sep 05, 2006 (6:38 am)
Ive been having the same problem with my 1995 Nissan Pathfinder. Did you ever find out what that problem was? If so, I would greatly appreciate if you could pass this info along to me.